On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 06:14:32 -0800, Noah <adm...@enabled.com> wrote: > Polytropon wrote: > > On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 05:59:02 -0800, Noah <adm...@enabled.com> wrote: > >> I am > >> unable to rename a directory that has nine '?'. > > > > Maybe Midnight Commander - PF6: Rename - will do the job? > > (Workaround) > > > > > > okay I dont quite understand. what is midnight commander - PF6: Rename?
Sorry for being to briefly. 1. The Midnight Commander is a curses based file manager that might be a workaround for the problem you can't solve using Emacs at the moment. It can be installed via ports or (more simple) from packages using "pkg_add -r mc". The command to run it is "mc". 2. PF6 (or F6) refers to the programmable function key number 6 which has the function to move or rename files (in the Midnight Commander). By the way, for deleting a directory, PF8 (or F8) - Delete - can be useful. I'm not sure if the MC can be troubled by control characters in filenames, but up to this point, I found nothing the MC couldn't delete anyway. :-) I hope I didn't explain too stupidly, I don't want to sound impolite. Of course I cannot assume anyone to know what a Midnight Commander is or what PF keys (IBM and robotron terminology) are... -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"